Question;Module 1 Discussion;What are;considered to be the functions of the manager from an HR perspective and how;good do you think you are at performing these functions? Be sure to cite (APA);where appropriate.;Module 2;Module 2 Discussion;Discuss what;the major Forecasting Demand and Employee Supply approaches (p. 127-133) are;about. Then, address what types of Forecasting Demand and Employee Supply;approaches are used in an organization you are familiar with (it could be your;work setting or not---no need to mention the organization?s name if you prefer;not to) and if are there any HR Information Systems discussed in your text that;might help this organization plan better. Don?t forget to cite your sources;used.;Module 3 Discussion;Discuss the;major tenets of Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and the Civil Rights;Act of 1991. Then, take on the role of supervisor of a unit in a computer;software company which has approximately 200 employees. You have been told by;your boss that you must downsize your unit, in order to help the company save;money in these ?tough economic times.? After reviewing the matter with the;other managers in your organization, you decide that you will have to terminate;4 employees. These employees just happen to be of African-American descent and;they are all over 40 years of age. After notifying the employees, they object;to being terminated. You claim that you are entitled to let them go. What parts;of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991 apply and what parts of the Age;Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 may apply? What issues do you;believe the EEOC will use to decide whether to pursue the case? Do you think;that your decision will prevail, and why or why not, based on these Acts and;how the courts have typically decided these types of cases? Do you think that;the ultimate decision will be ?just? for the parties involved? Use citations;where appropriate (APA).;Module 4 Discussion;Discuss the costs and benefits;(meeting or exceeding quotas, turnover rates of recruits, success of the;recruits on the job, job acceptances via different sources, and estimates of;quality of hires) of a recruitment strategy used by a particular organization;that you are familiar with (either your own or some other setting). You may;need to estimate, gather from experts and/or guess at some of these figures. Be;sure to cite (APA) where appropriate.;Module 5 Discussion;Discuss why managers need to;know about the benefits and services offered in their organizations and discuss;what are considered to be some of the more common ones. Be sure to discuss the;basics of each mandated and/or voluntary option. Remember to cite appropriately;(APA).;Module 6 Discussion;What career;development stage (early, midcareer, and/or preretirement for instance) would;you say you are in at present and what concerns are associated with this stage?;Finally, discuss how your boss might better meet your needs and the;organization?s needs in light of this information. Cite where appropriate;(APA).;Module 7 Discussion;Discuss what the Progressive;Approach to discipline, the Positive Approach to discipline, and the GAP;approach (listen to AVP to get more information) are all about. What do you see;as the essential elements (commonalities) of these approaches? Do any of these;approaches give you concerns as a manager? Which approach do you think you;would prefer to use if you were working with a difficult employee and why? Cite;where appropriate (APA).;Module 8 Discussion;Discuss how;the elements of a good Health, Safety, and Wellness Program might relate to;workforce productivity. Are there any studies relating to this topic, and;what do they show? Be sure to cite where appropriate (APA).
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